US News "Chaotic situations": Rewe boss warns of further restrictions in markets

15:55  25 november  2020
15:55  25 november  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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Before the Corona summit of the federal government , Rewe boss Lionel Souque warned of further restrictions on the number of customers in retail. "If only 40 instead of 100 people are allowed to shop at the same time in a supermarket with 1000 square meters of sales area, I fear endless queues and chaotic situations in front of the supermarkets before Christmas," he said on Wednesday in Cologne. That is not in the sense of infection protection.

Kommen bald weitere Corona-Einschränkungen in den Supermärkten? © dpa Are there any further corona restrictions in the supermarkets coming soon?

The federal government had previously proposed limiting the number of customers in retail to one per 25 square meters. So far, the guideline is one customer per ten square meters.

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Hard to cope with

Particularly with a view to the Christmas business, further restrictions on the number of customers are hardly manageable, according to Souque. Sales in Rewe and Penny stores are usually 20 percent above the annual average before Christmas. This year, the fact that Christmas Day falls on a Friday makes things even more difficult, and shopping before the festival is likely to be more concentrated than usual.

The German Retail Association (HDE) also warned of stricter requirements for businesses. The proposed regulation could "ultimately lead to new hamster purchases in the grocery store," said HDE managing director Stefan Genth. “The hygiene concepts of the retail companies have proven themselves, there are no hotspots when shopping. Therefore there is no reason to tighten the rules. ”

The federal and state governments agree in a tough fight on stricter corona requirements .
The hoped-for turnaround in the fight against the corona pandemic did not materialize in November - that's why people have to adjust to even stricter requirements. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the heads of government of the federal states agreed on a catalog of measures for the winter months on Wednesday. Even if the requirements for human encounters at Christmas should be relaxed - a return to normality is not in sight.

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